Ventura bus driver hits, runs over bicyclist from Goleta

September 23, 2023


A bus driver is facing a felony charge of hit-and-run after he allegedly struck and ran over a bicyclist from Goleta while driving a Ventura County bus on Thursday.

Shortly before 10 a.m. a caller reported a bus hit a cyclist on Telegraph Road in Ventura. While overtaking the bike, the bus hit the handlebars and knocked the bicyclist to the ground.

The back wheels of the bus then drove over the 64-year-old bicyclist, according to the Ventura Police Department.

The driver of the bus, which is part of the  Ventura County Transportation Commission’s fleet, drove away.

Officers arrested 33-year-old Edgar Landeros and booked him in the Ventura County Jail for felony hit-and-run.

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In addition to the criminal charges, the Ventura County bus driver should be required to pay financial restitution (out of his own pocket) for his victims injuries.

Typical modern, entitled to free money attitude. Everyone takes a risk when they go on the road. Get some life insurance.

A “felony charge of hit-and-run”?! Was there a witness that can attest the driver was aware they even hit anyone? In a vehicle of that size on pothole ridden Telegraph road the driver may not have realized there was a collision at all… Doubt that harsh of a charge will stick.